Enhancing reflection by collaboratively capturing experiences in a timeline
In this thesis we have investigated how collaborative learning experiences
collected with mobile devices and represented in a timeline can help reflection.
We have developed a prototype application on the Android platform in order to
look deeper into what kind of data that should be collected and how the data should
be visualized and interacted with.
Today's mobile devices are powerful devices capable of capturing a variety of
information. Our investigation of related work and existing applications showed
that there are many applications developed for information collection. To
differentiate from these applications, and support a central aspect of our
research question, reflection, we wanted the users to collaborate and
perform actions on the collected data in order to promote reflection and
enhancing learning experiences. We identified 5 high level requirements that
we wanted the application to support; collection of experiences, being in the
environment, representation in a timeline, collaborating on experiences and
re-visiting experiences. All these requirements were achieved in the Timeline
The functionality implemented was a result of taking advantage of the theoretical background, related work, evaluation and discussions with an expert
in the area of reflection as well as co-operation with a EU project(MIRROR) that
are conducting research in the area of reflection.
The resulting prototype was evaluated over 3 days in a real user setting during
a general assembly in MIRROR.
From this evaluation, together with the work done in background theory and
related work, we have analyzed our results and identified some characteristics
that should be considered when developing a tool for enhancing reflection on
learning experiences in a collaborative environment.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutt for datateknikk og informasjonsvitenskap , 2011. , 206 p.
ntnudaim:5767, MIT informatikk, Systemarbeid og menneske-maskin-interaksjon
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:no:ntnu:diva-13988Local ID: ntnudaim:5767OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ntnu-13988DiVA: diva2:445174
Divitini, Monica, Professor